Hazards such as floods, tropical cyclones, strong winds, droughts, and heatwaves are predicted to increase in frequency and severity due to climate change.
These hazards can develop rapidly and can be costly and fatal without an effective warning system – one that can also disseminate information quickly to the public or those directly impacted and disaster management authorities.
A warning and hazard alert system that is accessible in all platforms will allow communities to prepare and be resilient against any hazards and climatic extremes.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has developed a set of E-learning resources and course for the Common Alerting Protocol – is a data format for exchanging public warnings of hazards. It enables easy, automated transmission of alerts overall communication platforms to better reach all users.
One can select the courses according to the various roles and responsibilities of those involved in the operation of the Common Alerting Protocol alert systems. The E-learning resources and classes are offered on the Moodle platform and are self-directed, which means that learners can follow them at their own pace.
To know more about the WMO E-learning platform and to enroll for the courses offered, click the button below:
WMO launches E-learning platform for hazard alerts. (2020, June 24). World Meteorological Organization. Retrieved from https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/wmo-launches-e-learning-platform-hazard-alerts